Red Sea attacks could result in increase in rates for ships calling at ports in region

Mike Ingham of broker Gallagher has told Reuters that the broker had been seeing “increased rates for vessels making port calls in the Red Sea due to concerns over risk of attack by militia groups, whereas previously this was of an issue of more concern in the Arabian Gulf,” A number of vessels...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/red-sea-attacks-could-result-in-increase-in-rates-for-ships-calling-at-ports-in-region/

Iran tells South Korea not to make seized vessel a political issue

In the ongoing dispute over Iran’s seizure of chemical/oil products tanker Hankuk Chemi (IMO 9232369) last week, Iran told South Korea at the weekend not to “politicize” the seizure, while simultaneously demanding the release of $7bn in Iranian funds held in South Korea. South Korean vice foreign...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/iran-tells-south-korea-not-to-make-seized-vessel-a-political-issue/

Gard: Maritime security recommendations for operations in the Persian Gulf

The Round Table of Industry Associations and OCIMF have jointly published a set of recommended risk mitigating measures for vessels operating in the Persian (Arabian) Gulf, Gulf of Oman, Gulf of Aden and Red Sea. The January 5th move was a response to the December 31st 2020 incident, where a...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/gard-maritime-security-recommendations-for-operations-in-the-persian-gulf/

Two tankers set course for thick ice as part of experiment on Northern Sea Route

LNG tanker Christophe de Margerie (IMO 9737187) is sailing eastwards towards China along the Northern Sea Route and the Nikolay Zubov (IMO 9768526) has entered the Bering Strait at the beginning of a westward journey, in what is the first mid-winter operation of its kind. The two commercial ships...

https://insurancemarinenews.com/insurance-marine-news/two-tankers-set-course-for-thick-ice-as-part-of-experiment-on-northern-sea-route/

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